Great North of Scotland Railway Signal Boxes
Building Dates of Boxes
Names shown in italics refer to boxes whose type has been determined from opening date and the design of the adjacent box, in the absence of photographic evidence.
1882 : Inveramsay N, Inveramsay S, Port Elphinstone
1883 : Kittybrewster N, Kittybrewster S
1884 : Portsoy S, Tochieneal E, Rothes S
1886 : Buckie E
1891 : Crathes*
1894 : Dyce Buchan*
1898 : Cairnie, Glassaugh (or 84?)*
1903 : Banchory E*
Undated : Aberdeen Waterloo
* The boxes from 1891 onwards do not fit the choronological development, so may have been second hand.
1884 : Calcots E, Garmouth E, Lossie Jct, Urquhart
1886 : Buckpool, Cullen, Grange N, Insch N, Insch S, Portessie, Portknockie E, Spey Bay (or 1912?)
1887 : Glenbarry
1888 : Elgin E, Elgin C, Gartly N ,Gartly S, Mintlaw N, Mintlaw S, Murtle, Oyne, Pitcaple
1900 : Banff*
1912 : Spey Bay (or 1886?)*
*Banff, and possibly Spey Bay, are out of chronological sequence, so could have been second hand.
1890 : Arnage North, Arnage South, Cults E, Huntly N, Huntly S, Longside E, Longside W, Newmachar N, Newmachar S, Peterhead, Tillynaught N, Tillynaught S, Udny N, Udny S
1891 : Brucklay, Strichen
1892 : Auchterless N,Auchterless S, Ballindalloch, Bucksburn*, Culter*, Lonmay, Lumphanan, Milltimber
1893 : Ballater, Knock
1894 : Carron, Dinnet W, Drummuir E, Drummuir W, Dufftown N, Dufftown S, Grantown, Logierieve, Longmorn, Park W, Rathen, Rothienorman
by 1894 : Inverugie
1895 : Aboyne E, Aboyne W, Auchindachy S, Auchindachy N, Alford, Auchnagatt N, Auchnagatt S, Fyvie, King Edward, Oldmeldrum, Torphins W
1896 : Wardhouse
1897 : Boddam, Coleburn, Pitlurg
1898 : Newmill
1900 : Craigellachie N
1901 : Huntly Sta
1910 : Aberlour*
* Bucksburn and Culter had four pane windows (with the lower pair of panes twice the size of the upper pair. Aberlour and Culter had cement rendering below floor level instead of horizontal boarding.
1897 : Cruden Bay, Ellon S
1898 : Rothiemay S, Rothes N
1899 : Knockando, Park East, Drum
1900 : Turriff
1903 : Buckie Sta*
*A drawing of Buckie box in the Scottish Record Office shows that is was moved from Huntly. However, photographic evidence shows that all three boxes at Huntly were type 2b, so where Buckie came from is not known.
1900 : Craigellachie S
1902 : Inverurie
1904 : Fraserburgh
1905 : Keith Jct
Railway Signalling Company Hipped Roof : Kennethmont E, Kennethmont W, Craigellachie (Strathspey). : Kennethmont E, Kennethmont W, Craigellachie (Strathspey).
North British Type 8 : Maud (LNER) : Maud (LNER)
Unclassified : Aberdeen N (2), Boat of Kintore, Banchory W, Buckie W, Garmouth, Keith N, Kintore, Lossiemouth, Macduff, Maud N, Pitmedden, Spey Bay W, Tochieneal W, Torphins W, Towiemore.
Type 1 Portsoy, taken in May 1968 (K Fenwick 87/19)
Type 2a Elgin Centre, June 1955 (Ian Scrimegeour)
Type 2b - Huntly South, August 1988 (K Fenwick 156/2)
Type 3a Ellon, originally Ellon South, c1964 (Norris Forrest 202/6)
Type 3b Keith, 1986
Railway Signalling Co Kennethmont (originally North), June 1992 (K Fenwick 228/34)
Unclassified Spey Bay West, an example of one of the minor boxes on the Coast Line. Photo taken about 1965. There were similar boxes at several nearby stations. (Norris Forrest 239/10)